A year after announcing their intent to open a brick-and-mortar eatery, the duo who founded MIHO Gastrotruck are now readying its debut within Bottlecraft's North Park bottle shop; it'll be called JU/KE, a mash-up of the owners' names, Juan Miron and Kevin Ho (as is MIHO).
Planned for a mid-February opening, JU/KE is the latest project under Miron and Ho's A MIHO Experience umbrella. MIHO launched their food truck to great success in 2010 but ceased running the truck on a regular roving schedule earlier this year in order to focus on their catering endeavors, which operates as The Vetted Table. Miron says that JU/KE is a way for the company to reconnect with the eating public and have a permanent place to serve their food.
The eatery, which takes up about 300-square-feet in the rear of the bottle shop, will be open all day Tuesday through Saturday, and serve brunch on Sunday. Benches outside Bottecraft will allow for on-site eating.
MIHO's head chef, Rocio SisoGurriaran is overseeing a menu that's described as "neo-traditional", reflecting a melting pot of cuisines and sourced locally and sustainably. Dishes will be more composed than the street food served from their truck and may range from a vegetable tagine to pork belly with smashed potatoes with pickled mushrooms and ginger scallions.
JU/KE will also have a retail aspect too, with MIHO-branded prepared food, from homemade pasta to sauces. At the walk-up counter will be self-serve taps pouring non-alcholic drinks, including kombucha, ginger beer and iced coffee.
With this new food component, Bottlecraft will likely apply for a permit to be able to serve alcohol on the premises, as they do at their Little Italy location.
· A MIHO Experience [Official Site]
· All Coming Attractions on Eater [~ESD~]